Mamali Shafahi Iran, b. 1982

Overview

Mamali Shafahi (b.1982, lives in Amsterdam and Paris) is a film-maker and video installation artist. His practice, varying from installation to sculpture and film, includes a deep fascination with the impact of emerging technologies on life and art. His early work in France, at the Paris-Cergy school of fine arts, focused on performance. He then produced a number of video installations, and his investigation of relationships between past, present, future and emerging technologies led to the V[i]Rology installation at the Mohsen Gallery, in 2017. From 2014 to 2017 he worked on an experimental docu-fiction film, Nature Morte, involving his parents as both actors and digital characters, screened at Art Rotterdam, in Taiwan and London. In 2019 he made an installation combining his father's drawings with his own installation, sculptures and the film for City Princes/ses at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His VR projects, with Ali Eslami, have featured at Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam, the Vancouver Biennale, IDFA film festival in Amsterdam and CPH DOX, Copenhagen.

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Mamli Shafahi (1982) b. Saveh, Iran

 

2022

Art Rotterdam 2022 - Everyday Gallery, Booth 84, Rotterdam

Daddy Tissue - Everyday Gallery, Anwerp (Solo show)

Deep Throats: Go deeper - Galerie Mitterrand, Paris (Solo show)

 

2021

Judgment Night: Daddy kills people - Parallel circuit, Tehran (Solo show)

Heirloom Velvet - Liste, Basel (Solo show)

 

2020

nerd_funk; Impossible Bodies - with Ali Eslami, 's-Hertogenbosch (Solo show)

nerd_funk - with Ali Eslami, Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht (Solo show)

 

2019

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami - CPH DOX, Copenhagen (Solo show)

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami - IDFA film festival, Amsterdam (Solo show)

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami - Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver (Solo show)

Sacred hill, with Ali Eslami - Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam (Solo show)

City Prince/esses - Palais de Tokyo, Paris (Solo show)

When Legacies become debts - Mosaic Rooms, London (Solo show)

 

2018

Nature Morte - Film screening, Taiwan Annual

Nature Morte - Film screening, Art Rotterdam

 

2017

I’m not an Artist, I’m just a heart of coal - MMCA Changdong Residency, Seoul (Solo show)

V (i) R o l o g y - Mohsen Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

Alternative Facts - Film screening, curated by Myriam Ben Salah, 221A, Vancouver

Fake News and Fake Science - Mohsen Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

 

2015

Centrefold - curated by Reza Aramesh, Sazman-Ab and Ab-Anbar projects, Tehran

 

2016

The Underworld and its emergent effects - Dastan Basement, Tehran (Solo show)

Skip or the national - London

Public Art, Public Spaces; Iran - Stanford University CA

 

2014

Broken SD - Dastan Basement Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

For Export Only - curated by Narges Hamzianpour, Shulamit Gallery, Los Angeles

 

2013

Daddy Sperm - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris (Solo show)

Dixit - curated by Karin Schlageter, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris

 

2012

Occidental Icons - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris (Solo show)

Iranian arts now - curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Cité internationale des arts, Paris

 

2011

Good city for dreamers - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris

With his multiple reflections he feels secure - Art Video Film Festival, Cannes

 

2010

Wonderland (2,500 years celebration) - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris (Solo show)

I. U. (Heart) -  The Third Line, Dubai

 

2009

Mamali and his doves in art?! - Aaran Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

Collection Dubai - curated by November Paynter, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam

Ashura - Aaran gallery, Tehran

 

2008

Freedom - Performance with Behrouz Rae, Art Athina, Athens (Solo show)

Lion under the Rainbow - curated by Alexandros Georgiou, Athens

Urban Jalousie - biennial curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Istanbul and Berlin

 

2007

Everybody needs a show - Journée de la performance, ENSA Paris-Cergy 

(Solo show)

Wochdom Gallery, Paris (Solo show)

Radical Drawing II - Tehran Gallery, Tehran

Karaoke Poetry - Performance with Alexandros Georgiou, Athens biennial, Athens

 

2006

In search of stolen Jesus - Limoges (Solo show)

 

2005

My magic box - Azad Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

 

2004

Eraser Head - 9th biennial of photography of Tehran

 

Education

 

2006-2008

ENSAPC: École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris. Cergy, Paris, France

 

 

2002-2004

Photography. University of Art. Tehran, Iran

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